The passion of football in Pakistan is something that exists very acutely however no proper platform has been given to it to flourish. Despite the limited opportunities and little to no attention given to the sport in the country, it has managed to flourish. From achievements ranging from winning hearts at the Street Child Football World Cup or paving ways to one of the best football clubs, Barcelona, Pakistani youth made surely turned heads with their overwhelming passion and dedication.
However, biggest football platform will now be stamped with Pakistani representation. A teenager from Sialkot is all set to become the first Pakistani to be a FIFA World Cup match as an official representative. Ahmad Raza will be conducting the official coin toss in the game between Costa Rica and Brazil tomorrow – on 22nd June.
The generations of the 15-year-old Ahmad has been crafting hand-stitched football for international professional leagues. Paving ways with his dedication and commitment, this day will be very special for Raza as he will be able to meet Brazilian football sensation and role-model Neymar Jr – whom he greatly admires and looks up to as reported by Express Tribune.
Not just Raza himself, his father Shabbir Ahmad is also obsessed with the sport and is a football fanatic so his participation has got both of them excited.
Coca-cola has also collaborated with award-winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy to document the young boy’s journey. The documentary on the experience will also be released next month.
Raza will be accompanied by Kaleemullah Khan, Pakistani Football team captain on his journey to Moscow. With the family, entire Pakistan is quite excited to witness the historical moment tommorow.
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